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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
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Description: Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...
Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
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One of the highlights of my trip

Of all the museums visited on my three week trip, this had to be the most interesting. We were given a tour of the house by a charming and knowledgeable lady. This is a must for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Hadfield, United Kingdom
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Hadfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Of all the museums visited on my three week trip, this had to be the most interesting. We were given a tour of the house by a charming and knowledgeable lady. This is a must for anyone visiting Memphis.

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful history lesson. Tragic of course, but needs to be told. We had a phenomenal guide. A must see. Cash only!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The museum was closed but just to be in front and knowing the history and that there was once slaves present as it was part of the Underground Railroad. We could also look across to see the river they would use to continue on their journey. It was very moving.

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I found out about this attraction on TripAdvisor. It is small but very much worth a visit. Guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable on the subject. We were joined by a very large High School Group which made it a tight squeeze but they were so interested in what our guide had to say they never made a sound.

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Deatsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If there is any way one could do her best to walk in the shoes of an escaping slave, Slave Haven/Burkle Estate makes it possible. The guides bring history to life so fully that you honestly come close to feeling the pain and the fear of a horrific time in American history that we MUST come to terms with as... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There is so much to see and do in Memphis but I would strongly recommend a visit here. In addition to seeing a house of real historical significance, including the original trapdoor and 'cellar' used by slaves using the Underground Railroad, you are given a fascinating tour of the house and its numerous artefacts. The house is a mile or... More 

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Paterson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We visited this Museum on April 27, 2015. I had read about it before coming to Memphis. The Tour guide on that day was a delight. All the information was well delivered. It is a must see. It too SAD that someone was sooooo misinformed that they were looking for a railroad and missed all that GREAT History. Can't stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The last time I was in Memphis, I ignorantly passed on visiting this museum because of aesthetics. Don't do the same... This museum was worth the visit. Our your guide, Iman, was knowledgeable about slavery and the Underground Railroad. She really kept us captivated! I recommend this tour to anyone who visits Memphis!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited slave haven May 3rd 2015. The tour was fantastic! So much history! It's a must see for all ages! You won't be disappointed!

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are visiting Memphis and do nothing else, come here! It is very humbling, and gives you a true feel for what it was like. They talk about the slaves journey from Afriva, to the slave depots, and about the underground railroad. It is a man's house who was part of the under ground rsilrosd. I could go on... More 

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